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Focus on jobs as group calls for fiscal belt-tightening

Addressing the state’s progress over the last two years when it comes to job creation, energy, education and the state’s budget deficit, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state is off to a strong start – but it’s only the start.

Rye Brook officials look to contingency fund to help with hurricane...

Rye Brook officials have decided to use contingency dollars to cover the heavy cost of cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

State jobs count at all-time high

There were some encouraging numbers in New York State’s job report, released by the State Department of Labor today.

Labor force increase negates July private sector gains

(Updated) The unemployment rate in Westchester County increased to 7.6 percent in July, up from 7.5 percent the previous month and 6.9 percent in July 2011.

“Squeezing every dollar”

Excerpts from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s remarks May 9 to the Connecticut General Assembly at the close of the 2012 session.

Congress reauthorizes Ex-Im Bank despite opposition

The Export-Import Bank, which guarantees commercial bank loans made to U.S. exporters, was at risk of losing its charter on May 31.

Is a cashless society on the way?

MasterCard executives, an author and an academic discuss whether money is on the way out … and should it be?

Corporations dodge taxes, hand small biz the bill

A study by U.S. PIRG calculates how much individuals and small business would have to pay to make up for tax revenue lost to corporate tax avoidance.

JOBS Act schism

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes are on opposite sides on the merits of the JOBS Act.

In the field

Pat Callahan is wrapping up a 30-year career at Pepperidge Farm, and other Fairfield County business news.

‘Get this done’

Connecticut still has a chance to make real education reform a reality, says a CBIA lobbyist.

Legal briefs

XL sued a defunct Greenwich hedge fund, and other law news in Fairfield County.

In the field

Connecticut extracted merger concessions from Northeast Utilities, and other news affecting Fairfield County businesses.

Marshaling a revival – one job at a time

Bill Finch could use a Marshall Plan – but Bridgeport’s mayor will have to settle for the Vallas plan.

The Yankee in search of adventures

The greatest economic development official?